Instant Eyebag Solution
If you have a pouch on your lower eyelid, also called eyebags, it can either be due to fat or muscle or possibly both. So how do you get rid of it? Most probably, you have already tried applying moisturizing creams, soaking some cucumber or tea, and sleeping 8 hours a day but still see no change.
Eyebags can only be removed with surgery, called Lower Eyelid Blepharoplasty. An incision is done near the lash line of the lower eyelid, and then excess fat, muscle and sometimes skin are removed. Suturing is done, which are then removed after 5-6 days. Expect swelling for about a week or two after the procedure.
For those who have no time to spare for the recovery after an operation, there is an instant solution to eyebags. You may try non-surgical ways to ‘hide’ your eyebags. Yes, non-surgical techniques such as fillers or platelet rich fibrin (an updated version of platelet rich plasma) or even absorbable threads don’t actually remove the fat causing the eyebags, they just create the illusion that it is not there. Overall, these non-surgical procedures improve the volume and skin quality of the lower eyelid, as well as the cheek area. You will only spend less than 30 minutes for the procedure, and expect minimal swelling afterwards. Hence, you can still go to work at stay beautiful at the same time.
Are the results permanent? Of course not, as we are continuously aging, both non-surgical and surgical means to solve eyebag problems are temporary. We are merely trying to age gracefully as we can.
Written by Dr. Aicee Bernal a Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon and Permanent Makeup Artist since 2013.